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[C19-008] - Veterans Affairs: Veteran Retention Assistant

Position Information

Administrative Faculty


Contact Person:
Gladys Colon-Lawson
Phone: 860-832-2261

Job Description

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time, Veterans Retention Assistant in the Veteran’s Affairs Department.  The successful candidate will assist the Veteran’s Affairs Coordinator with facilitating the transition, retention and delivery of services to student veterans, reservists, and National Guard members.  Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two years’ experience working with student veterans
  • Demonstrated proficiency in oral, interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Commitment to serving a diverse student body

Credentials and/or experience substantially comparable to the above may be considered. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three years’ experience in a college or university environment
  • One (1) year of experience advising/assisting veteran and military students in one or more of the following: admissions, billing, financial aid, and/or providing similar support in an educational setting
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Experience working with a student information system (SIS), e.g., Banner, Jenzabar, Oracle

The University:  CCSU is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities system.  Excellent professors and a wide array of academic programs prepare students for success in whatever field they choose.  As of fall 2018, CCSU serves approximately 11,822 students - 9,546 undergraduates, and 2,276 graduates.  CCSU is richly diverse: more than 34 percent of students are of traditional minority heritage.  Visit our web site at

The Community:  CCSU is located in New Britain, a city with a population of some 70,000, within a 10-minute drive to the state capital of culture-rich Hartford.  CCSU is currently in a large-scale community engagement initiative, designed to more effectively embrace our communities as the “steward of central Connecticut.”  Pursuing a range of partnership arrangements with area businesses, schools, agencies, and more, this initiative will create significant new opportunities for student internships, faculty research, as well as an expanding array of cultural collaborations with the New Britain Symphony Orchestra, city theatres, the world-renowned New Britain Museum of American Art, and other area attractions.

Application and Appointment:  For full consideration, applications must be received by January 11, 2019.  Salary is commensurate with education and experience; minimum salary is $43,360.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  To begin the application process, click on the Apply Now and electronically submit the following:

  • Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position
  • Current resume
  • Names of three current professional references with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers

Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e. SSN, DOB, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Emailed, faxed or mailed copies will not be accepted.

For more information, contact Gladys Colon-Lawson, Veteran Retention Assistant Search Chair at 860-832-2261 or

Central Connecticut State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.